Georgia Fleet Adopts More CNG Trucks

Oct 19, 2011
Here’s another story of a real fleet taking on more alternative fuel technologies in the name of efficiency:

DeKalb County, Ga. has ordered 24 new Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks. The Atlanta Metro county will receive the vehicles in late 2011. The trucks will be used for sanitation and maintenance.

By converting the county’s methane waste to energy, DeKalb produces enough electricity to run 2,500 homes and will produce enough natural gas to run 600 trucks. 

To support the gas-to-energy program, DeKalb County is building two fueling stations for passenger cars and trucks.

“We take environmental responsibility very seriously, and we are very proud of all our green initiatives,” said Robert Gordon, fleet service superintendent, DeKalb County Fleet Management Division.

With more and more government fleets taking on alternative fuels to maximize their efficiency, commercial fleets are starting to take on similar habits. What is your fleet thinking about for the future?

Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Richards and re-used under the Creative Commons license.